Portuguese Explorers

Payton Clouser and Erica Castillo

Prince Henry

  • Nicknamed the Navigator.
  • never went on any voyages, but consumed by the quest to find new lands and spread Christianity.

Bartolemeu Dias (1488)

  • early Portuguese explorer.
  • sailed to the tip of Africa. (CAPE OF GOOD HOPE)
  • first Portuguese.


Vasco da Gama (1497)

  • Portuguese explorer.
  • sailed past the tip of Africa, what Dias did not accomplish.
  • reached the port of Calicut, southwest coast of India.


Age of Exploration Caravels